Benoit hasn't had the best July, taking two losses during a three-game stretch in the middle of the month, but he hasn't blown a save opportunity since inheriting the job. He owns a 1.88 ERA, 0.84 WHIP and 51:13 K:BB ratio in 43 innings.
Lynn (11-8) needed 117 pitches to get through six innings one start after throwing 118 pitches against the Rays. He's topped 100 pitches in each of his last five games and 110 pitches four times during his five July starts. Lynn owns a 2.98 ERA and 123:52 K:BB ratio in 133 innings. He's slated to face the Brewers Sunday.
Ross (10-10) has been excellent in July despite the abundance of free passes Tuesday. He has given up just five earned runs in 41 innings over six starts while striking out 48 batters in July. Ross owns a 2.60 ERA and 150:52 K:BB ratio in 148 2/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Braves Sunday.
Melancon has given up just one run in eight innings in July. He continues to show excellent control, with his last free pass coming on June 13. Melancon owns a 2.12 ERA, 0.86 WHIP and 44:6 K:BB ratio in 46 2/3 innings.
Liriano (3-7) has ratted off three straight strong outings to begin the second half, giving up two earned runs in 19 innings. The 11 strikeouts were his most in almost a year. Liriano owns a 3.97 ERA and 104:48 K:BB ratio in 95 1/3 innings. He's scheduled to face the Diamondbacks Sunday.
Hudson (8-8) had surrendered just one home run in his last six starts going into Tuesday's game, but he gave up two homers in the first two innings to account for all three runs scored against him. He owns a 2.71 ERA and 89:22 K:BB ratio in 139 1/3 innings. Hudson is scheduled to face the Mets Monday.
Chavez hadn't played since Friday while dealing with a pinkie injury. He has hit .260/.284/.344 with one home run and 10 RBI in 154 at-bats.
The Rockies will almost assuredly pick up Hawkins' $2.25-million option if he can remain healthy throughout the season. While the Rockies appreciate his intangibles more than anything, he has converted 17 of his 18 save opportunities while posting a 3.09 ERA.
A Grade 3 strain is the most severe type of hamstring strain. The Nationals have yet to issue an official statement on the injury or on a timetable for Zimmerman's recovery.